What does it really mean to live an authentic life? Authentic means not false or copied but genuine and real. it’s about living a life based on honesty and truth and not one of deception of who you truly are as a human being. We live our lives or manner of existence through our experiences and what has been taught to us over the years. Whether it’s from society, our culture, families or educational institutions, we have been indoctrinated into a system of whom others think we should be in order to fit into this world order. The funny thing about it is most people don’t even realize what’s going on right in front of their eyes because it’s so easy to turn a blind eye rather than willing to wake up to the truth.
Mans intention for our life is to go to school starting from a very young age and learn lessons that they have told us was truth, only to find out as you get older not everything taught in history books are true. Let’s just say a lot of the facts are totally twisted in order to reshape our minds into a system of control and manipulation. We were told to go to school and get good grades in order to go to college, find a career, get married buy a house and have children, and someday you will retire and live happily ever after. That is so far from the truth of what life is really all about. While we trade dollars for hours, and live in someone else’s dream or reality we are not living our purpose. This is a cookie cutter method that was invented for human beings living in western societies and I believe people are finally waking up. Do you ever get frustrated from the life you’re living ? There are times I want to break free of all the doldrums and challenges that consume my thought process. Think about how your life would have been different if you didn’t have all those voices in your head telling you what life should be rather than what it truly is from your perspective. if you had the opportunity to embark on a journey of self discovery to find out who you really are starting at a very young age, who would you be today?
Gods original intention for man was so different when you look at the book of Genesis. His foundation is built on love. Man was created to have a relationship with God and each other for the good of mankind. We are all blessed with spiritual gifts not for our own purpose but to serve the needs of others. Why are we so focused on the self? I believe some how we’ve lost our way and if we really take the time to really look at all God has created, and his original purpose, we will see a beauty that surpasses all understanding. We all have a calling on our lives which is a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action. We have been blinded by mans desire and intention for living an authentic life. You are fulfilled when you are aligned with his purpose. Ask yourselves the tough questions, what is my calling and how can I use this gift for the good of the whole? What makes me feel full of passion and truly alive when using these spiritual gifts?
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.